BERGDAHL,  BOWE R.  


Name: Bowe R. Bergdahl
Branch/Rank:  Army/Pfc
Unit: 
1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment,
4th Brigade Combat Team, 
25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
MOS: 

Date of Birth/Age:  28 March 1986  / 23 at capture
Home City of Record:  Hailey, Idaho
Date of Loss:
June 30, 2009
(previously announced by the Army as July 2, 2009)

Country of Loss: Afghanistan
Original Status:
Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).  
Current Status:  D
eclared missing-captured on July 3, 2009
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground


Oth
ers in Incident:


Source:
Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. July 2009 with information from family. 2014.

 

MORE INFO:   http://supportbowebergdahl.blogspot.com

 

BOWE’S BRACELETS

c/o 204 Apache Drive

Hailey Idaho 83333

 

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http://time.com/2803616/bowe-bergdahl-american-afghanistan-returned/

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Lone American Still Held in Afghanistan, Safely Returned

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier still in captivity in Afghanistan, was released and returned to U.S. special operations forces Saturday. Berghdal had been held since 2009, when he was captured in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.......

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05/31/2014
The following is the text of a statement by President Obama on the
release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl:

Today the American people are pleased that we will be able to welcome home Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for nearly five years. On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal. Today we also remember the many troops held captive and whom remain missing or unaccounted for in America’s past wars. Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield. And as we find relief in Bowe’s recovery, our thoughts and prayers are with those other Americans whose release we continue to pursue.

For his assistance in helping to secure our soldier’s return, I extend my deepest appreciation to the Amir of Qatar. The Amir’s personal commitment to this effort is a testament to the partnership between our two countries. The United States is also grateful for the support of the Government of Afghanistan throughout our efforts to secure Sergeant Bergdahl’s release.

This week the United States renewed its commitment to the Afghan people and made clear that we will continue to support them as their chart their own future. The United States also remains committed to supporting an Afghan-led reconciliation process as the surest way to achieve a stable, secure, sovereign, and unified Afghanistan. While we are mindful of the challenges, it is our hope Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery could potentially open the door for broader discussions among Afghans about the future of their country by building confidence that it is possible for all sides to find common ground.

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Contact: Stefanie O’Neill
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telephone: (208) 721-8884
Email: bringboweback @aol.com


Bring Bowe Back 2014 is renamed Bowe is Back 2014.

In light of today’s news that American Prisoner of War Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been found and is safe, the annual Bring Bowe Back event will now become Bowe’s welcome home party!

“I am so happy for my dear friends, Jani and Bob Bergdahl, said Stefanie O’Neill, event co-organizer. “All they needed was their son home with them and that has been achieved today.”

The event will go forward as planned, with Jani and Bob Bergdahl speaking and Ms. Carole King doing a special performance. Details will follow. “This will be the largest welcome home party this country as seen in many years, added O’Neill.

Please go to www.bringboweback2014.com for additional information or contact Stefanie at (208) 721-8884.

The Event

June 28th 2014 Hop Potter Park 1 to 5pm Hailey Idaho

Music Provided By the Travis Hardy Band

Activities and Crafts for the Children

Silent Auction

Jani and Bob Berghdal to speak

Special guest Miss Idaho Sarah Downs

Guest Speaker Idaho State Senator Michelle Sennett

Our Own Mayor of Hailey Friz Haemmerle master of ceremony

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER MS. CAROLE KING TO PERFORM AT BRING BOWE BACK 2014.

Motorcycles: Will parade through Hailey at Approx 12:50pm

Food and Drinks

Despo’s Mexican
The Wicked Spud Restaurant
McClain’s Pizza
Hailey Coffee
Perry’s Restaurant
Silver Dollar Saloon
Ice Cream by Toni’s Ice Cream
Sun Valley Brewery

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLLU5LXJywY

Bring Bowe Bergdahl Home .... don't stop listening after 1st tape.

 

06/17/2013

THE POW NETWORK AND THE FAMILY OF BOWE BERGDAHL,  DO NOT SUPPORT, ENDORSE NOR
 APPROVE OF THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT FOR A "RESCUE"
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-home-u-s-army-spc-bowe-w-bergdahl?c=home

Please ask INDIEGOGO to shut the request down.
 
Please make any donations directly to the account below - which is for the BERGDAHL FAMILY to continue their effort to get their son home.

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04/24/2014

 
 
FederalNewsRadio.com
AP sources: Work to free US soldier disorganized
... captive in Afghanistan, worn by an audience member as Bergdahl's father Bob spoke at the annual Rolling Thunder rally for POW/MIA awareness, ...
 


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/18/us-reportedly-weighing-prisoner-swap-with-taliban-to-free-american-pow/#

Administration reportedly seeks prisoner swap with Taliban to free American POW

The Obama administration has decided to revive talks with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to free the only known American soldier in captivity in exchange for the release of Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Washington Post reported late Monday.

Five Taliban prisoners who have been held at Guantanamo for years would be released to protective custody in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials familiar with the decision.

The Post reported that senior officials from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies decided within the past month to allow the release of all five prisoners at the same time, though the exchange offer has not been formally made. ...


POW bracelet
Daily update February 13, 2014
McCartney, Trace Adkins wear Idaho POW bracelet
BOISE – The fight continues to get prisoner of war and Idaho native ... Queen Latifah, all those was given a bracelet and getting pictures," said Murphy....
 

 


Sent: 26 January, 2014 09:10
To: Debyoneill@aol.com
Subject: >From Debbie

 

Good Morning Bowe supporters.

 

Today on www.bringboweback2014.com a link was started for you to send a picture of yourself and your family wishing Bowe a Happy Birthday. Please email the pictures to bringboweback@aol.com and we will see that they get posted.

 

Don’t forget to send Birthday Cards for Bowe to the Idaho Senators and Congressman you can find all the information you need on https://www.facebook.com/events/597704600286002/  


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/15/22315644-us-has-recent-proof-of-life-video-of-pow-bowe-bergdahl?lite

U.S. has recent 'proof of life' video of POW Bowe Bergdahl

This story was originally published on 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/world/asia/us-prisoner-video/index.html?hpt=hp

Source: Missing U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl seen in video

By Jim Sciutto, CNN
updated 4:50 PM EST, Wed January 15, 2014

Washington (CNN) -- The U.S. military has obtained new video apparently made by those holding the lone American prisoner of war, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

A U.S. military official told CNN the clip shows the Wood Valley, Idaho, native in diminished health from the effects of close to five years in captivity.

He was seized in Afghanistan in June 2009 and is believed held by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Pakistan, the official said.

The so-called proof-of-life video, the first of him in nearly three years, has a reference to December 14, 2013......


 

http://www.ktvb.com/news/Idaho-POW-remembered-on-Christmas-Eve-237213381.html

Idaho p.o.w. remembered on Christmas Eve

...This is Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's 5th Christmas as a P.O.W. Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan
 and is believed to be held by the Taliban in Pakistan....


 


 
 
Hagel Honors Existing POW Bowe Bergdahl on National Day of Recognition

Defense secretary promises continued effort on POW/MIA Recognition Day to free soldier detained by Haqqani Network

September 20, 201
 

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel honored Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, left, who is presumed to be a captive of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, an Islamic militant group associated with the Taliban.

Remembering America's prisoners of war took on a flavor of current events on Friday, when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel included in his POW/MIA Day remarks a note about one soldier who remains far behind enemy lines.

[READ: U.S.-Taliban Talks Could Lead to Release of American Captive]

Bowe Bergdahl went missing in June 2009 and is believed to be held in Pakistan by the Haqqani Network, an Islamic militant group associated with the Taliban. Hagel cited this missing warrior on Friday as he spoke before a group of veteran POWs and the families of those who remain missing in action.

"We vow never to leave a fellow service member behind," Hagel said, flanked by a field of neatly organized rows of honor guards from all the service branches. "That commitment extends to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan more than four years ago."

"Our hearts today are with the Bergdahl family. Using our military, intelligence and diplomatic tools, the United States is continuing its efforts to secure Sgt. Bergdahl's safe release."....


http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-pows-afghan-militant-captor-reportedly-killed-drone-strike
 

Idaho POW's Afghan Militant Captor Reportedly Killed In Drone Strike

 

A U.S. drone attack has reportedly killed the militant commander believed to be holding Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl captive. That's according to news reports out of Pakistan. The strike dealt a blow to the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani  Network.....


POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 21, 2013


Ride for Bowe (Walgreens/Titanic, down 76 to Post Office Area) 9am
and POW/MIA Silent March from Post Office to main stage. 10 am

Downtown Branson, Autumn Daze Stage

Organized by the Branson Veterans Task Force


From: "Patrick J. Hughes" <patrick@patrickjhughes.org>
Subject: POW-MIA Chair dedicated at Boston's Fenway Park
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 13:59:25 -0400

Joe D'Entremont, President Mass 1 Rolling ThunderŽ and Dr. Charles Steinberg Senior Advisor to the President/CEO, Boston Red Sox unveil
before the July 4, 2013 ballgame their POW-MIA chair at Fenway Park.

 
 
 
Patrick J. Hughes U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
Marine Corps League Upper Darby Detachment #884
610-529-6440 Cell
www.patrickjhughes.org
YouTube: mag12chulai

God Bless America
 

Subject: Bowe Program in Trenton New Jersey
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:55:31 -0400

Jon Asdourian brought together a Great Bowe Bergdahl demonstration on the Step of the New Jersey State Capitol  in Trenton on Friday. Hats of to Jon and his team. Below is newspaper account of their success.

 

Until they all come home……….


 

Here is the article from the news paper for our event, it was great, Paul and Gus did a great job, and our Ex pow was perfect.

 

--
Jon Asdourian


 
 

Sunday Marks 4 Years for Soldier's Captivity as POW in Afghanistan

Posted on: 11:33 pm, June 30, 2013, by , updated on: 11:34pm, June 30, 2013

(WHNT) – Sunday marks the 4th anniversary of an American's capture in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the only known American Soldier being held as a Prisoner of War in Afghanistan.  Recently, the Taliban offered to release Bergdahl in exchange for five members of the radical group being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.....


Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:36:13 -0500

Fox 29 Philadelphia comes through for Bowe
 
Below link to their news video which will be aired all weekend on their news broadcast and web site:
 
 
 
The guy you need to thank at Fox 29 TV is the interviewer Steve Keeley
 
steve.keeley@foxtv.com
 
Message from Steve: Also if it is on myfoxphilly.com everyone can see it there.    It was 2:12 long which is more than typical tv story.   I know everyone will like it.
 
 
 
Patrick J. Hughes
U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
610-529-6440 Cell
www.patrickjhughes.org
YouTube: mag12chulai

 

From: "Patrick J. Hughes" <patrick@patrickjhughes.org>
To: "Patrick Hughes" <patrick@patrickjhughes.org>
Subject: Four Years Too Long for POW Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:35:14 -0400
 

This morning a large number of supporters for POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl got up early and traveled to downtown Philly setting up camp in front the studios of Fox 29 TV.

Our sole purpose was to speak out, educate and advocate that there is a “live” American soldier being held as a prisoner of war now for Four years too long! He needs to come home Now!

We were well received by the passers by and the Fox TV crew, some of the news team came out to say hello and offer their support for Bowe.

"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers." John F. Kennedy

 
 
 
Patrick J. Hughes
U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
 
610-529-6440 Cell
www.patrickjhughes.org
YouTube: mag12chulai
God Bless America

 
POW Bracelets Return to Generate Awareness for Captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Sacramento Bee
NOVI, Mich., June 27, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- In the early 70's, Voices In Vital America (VIVA) distributed Bracelets to generate awareness for the Prisoners of War (POW) held captive during the Vietnam War. Today, Memorial Bracelets is once again ...
 


 
 
Friends, experts, congressmen react to possible Bergdahl release

by Justin Corr

Bio | Email | Follow: @JCorrKTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Updated today at 6:19 PM

 

BOISE -- News of Prisoner of War Bowe Bergdahl's possible release is inspiring cautious optimism from friends and supporters here in his home state of Idaho and around the nation. But, State Department officials are cautioning about too much optimism heading into possible negotiations with the Taliban.

Dwight Murphy, the spokesman for the Boise Valley POW/MIA and friend of the Bergdahls, is hopeful. "What happened is we got new found hope."

He's hopeful that negotiations with the Taliban will finally bring home Sgt. Bergdahl. "I'm going to think positive. I have the utmost faith and prayers that Bowe is coming home," said Murphy.....


22 Jun 2013
 
Taliban May Free US POW In Exchange For Senior Operatives
WYPR
He's the only known US POW from the Afghan war. Bergdahl is from Hailey, Idaho. And Jessica Robinson of Public Radio's Northwest News Network is headed ...

Bowe Bergdahl Bash Features Plea for Peace


 
 

Report: Taliban offers to swap American POW for five Gitmo detainees

A senior spokesman for the Afghan Taliban said the group is ready to hand over the only known American prisoner of war from the conflict in Afghanistan in exchange for five senior operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 27, from Hailey, Idaho, has been held captive since 2009 after going missing from his base in Afghanistan. His whereabouts are not known, but it is believed he is being held in Pakistan....


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/bowe-bergdahl-trade-taliban-guantanamo_n_3470457.html

Bowe Bergdahl Trade: Taliban Offer To Hand Over Captive U.S. Soldier For 5 Senior Operatives

By KATHY GANNON and KAY JOHNSON 06/20/13 04:04 PM ET EDT


'Very Optimistic': Taliban Prisoner-Swap Offer Sparks Emotions at Idaho POW Rally | Video | TheBlaze.com

 

 
Taliban offer adds urgency to Idaho POW rally - wistv.com ...
WIS
... behind her and urging forgiveness after the Food Network decided not to ... Buses also brought POW-MIA activists to the event from as far as Elko, Nev.
 

Taliban offer gives hope to Idaho POW rally | Fox News
 

...Obama administration officials also told NBC News that the U.S. is pursuing a prisoner exchange with the Taliban to secure the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held for several years by the Haqqani network, considered a dangerous element of the Taliban....


Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:57:52 -0500
Subject: Fwd: POW/MIA 6/15/2013
From: JOHN BATES <powmiavietnow@gmail.com>

 

I just returned tonight from the Alliance of Families meeting in DC. You will be reading about Amy Waters Yarsinske book An American In The Basement which will be released in July. Amy was one of the speakers on Friday, her information on Scott Speicher and how we left him to be taken prisoner and to know first hand he was alive should outrage you. I purchased an advance copy of the book and read a chapter on the airplane tonight.  I urge you to read this book to find the truth of how the CIA left him to die.  Also think about Bowe Bergdahl and what will happen to him, I mentioned to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Major General W. Montague Winfield about DPMO now in charge of finding Bowe and the fact that DPMO returns remains not live bodies.
 
Thanks to Bill Bell for all information
 
John Bates 
VietNow National POW/MIA Chairman
 

http://www.kmvt.com/news/local/210322051.html

 

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Sends Letter To Family

By Paul Johnson

Story Updated: Jun 5, 2013 at 11:13 PM MDT
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) – Boise TV Station KBOI is reporting that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's family has received a letter from the captured Idaho soldier.

A friend close to the family says they believe it was written by him because they say it's his handwriting in the letter. They say they are ecstatic and believe he's still alive......


 
 
If this was your son or your daughter would you not being doing everything you could to get him or her home.
 
We hope that you will all join us on June 22nd in Hailey Idaho to show your support for our AMERICAN POW and his family.
 
On June 22nd in Hailey Idaho I will be hosting an event to show the world that we want Bowe Back.
 
In addition to the event 500 motorcycles will be meeting in Jerome Idaho at the Flying J where they will be escorted to the event by Police Chief Jeff Gunter the 50 miles to Bellevue where they will than meet up with the Motorcycle groups from Boise Idaho. They will than be escorted to the event.
 
What started out as a small home town event has become an event where we are expecting over 2,000 people to attend.
 
 
Should you need any additional information please contact me at
(208) 578-2233 home or if I'm not at home please call my cell phone at (208) 450-9687
Debbie O'Neill

06/03/2013 --   Often there has been conversation asking if there is a fund for the Bergdahl's to cover expenses as they are asked to be at so many events honoring Bowe.  An account has been established -

Checks must be made out to BRING BOWE BACK

Mail to: US Bank
            314 North Main Street
            Hailey, Idaho 83333


From: Patrick J. Hughes [mailto:patrick@patrickjhughes.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:04 PM
To: Patrick Hughes
Subject: Memorial Day 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery | POW Bowe Bergdahl is still Alive, after 4 years!

 

It was a beautiful bright sunny Memorial Day at Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery where many family members, loved ones and friends paid there respects to their fallen heroes. Again this year our President and the new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stopped bye to visit with the families.

Once again I asked our President Barack Obama if POW Bowe Bergdahl was still alive and he answered “We are still working on it, there is nothing we think is more important, it's a priority”. Then I asked the same question of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his response was “I committed to them ( Bob & Jani Bergdahl ) and we are doing actively working on that right now”. Is he still alive today? “Well, we have every indication he is”. “We are going to do everything we can”.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho was captured by the Taliban in Paktika Providence, Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. He was moved into the Tribal Region of Pakistan soon after. Bowe Bergdahl is still alive, he is being held captive and, if he were not considered of value by the Taliban, he would have been executed.

The President or the Secretary-of-State are the only ones that can make the decision and order the appropriate action be taken. Since we are now out of Iraq and very soon our troops will be leaving Afghanistan we should be writing letters to our Senators and Congressman demanding that action be taken to bring Bowe Bergdahl home now!

Our Service Men and Woman are putting their lives on the line every day for US, ‘We should never leave anyone behind”!

YouTube video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoCeEMLO1Zs&feature=youtu.be

 

Patrick J. Hughes U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
Rolling Thunder Inc. National Photographer
610-529-6440 Cell
www.patrickjhughes.org
YouTube: mag12chulai

God Bless America


http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2013/04/10/just-one-left-behind/

.....Given the unconventional nature of the two most recent wars in Asia, no American soldiers were left behind in Iraq and there is only one prisoner of war in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in June 2009 and he has largely become a forgotten man as his time in captivity has grown ever longer. His story has some unusual aspects, a tale that in some respects reflects the ambiguities of fighting wars where there is no clear national interest coupled with the unfortunate transformation of some in the United States who seek to justify America’s never ending wars by blaming the numerous victims of the conflict. Bergdahl, together with the many other soldiers killed or maimed, is as much a victim of Washington’s destructive global war on terror as the numerous civilians killed by drones or the Taliban and the continued carnage in “liberated” Iraq......


On Tuesday, 9 April 2013 there was a Freedom March held in Washington, DC. by P.O.W. Activist Organization "Honor-Release-Return."

Bob Bergdahl, the father of current POW, Sgt Bowe Bergdahl and Former POWs Mike Benge, Larry Stark, Carmel Whetzel spoke.

 

 

Respectfully,
 
Patrick J. Hughes U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
610-529-6440 Cell
www.patrickjhughes.org
YouTube: mag12chulai

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04/2013

 
 
Take a few minutes out of your busy day to listen to Jani and Bob Berdghal wish Bowe a Happy Birthday.... As you know BOWE is our only AMERICAN POW.
 
Today, March 28,  Bowe turns 27 years old.
 
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's Birthday is March 28.

Mail to:
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl
American Prisoner of War in Afghanistan
c/o  The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

 

Cards have been returned from the White House, opened.... stating they do not know who this person is. The new address we have for
him is:
Afghanistan POW Bowe Bergdahl
 %The Honorable Mike Simpson
 United States House of Representatives
 Washington, D.C. 20515.

If you would like to send Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a birthday card, for him to read upon his return, please mail to:

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
c/o Zaney's Coffee House
208 N. River Street
Hailey, ID 83333

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/bergdahl.asp

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Bowe-Bergdahl-Home/105831760749

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/us/bowe-bergdahls-unlikely-journey-to-life-as-a-taliban-prisoner.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Idahoan’s Unlikely Journey to Life as a Taliban Prisoner

 
Delco Vets want to bring Bowe home
Delco News Network
For three years Caroline and Keith Maupin came to Rolling Thunder to bring awareness that their son Matt Maupin was a POW. The armed forces medical examiner ...

Date of Birth:  28 March 1986

From: Patrick J. Hughes [mailto:patrick@patrickjhughes.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:02 PM
To: Bob & Jani Bergdahl
Subject: POW Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl's 27th Birthday

Bob,

Hoping that you and Jani are okay with what I am doing for Bowe tomorrow.

 

March 28, 2013 will be POW Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl's twenty seventh birthday.

This will be his Fourth UN-Happy Birthday away from his family and friends.

Tomorrow on Bowe's birthday by 7 AM we will have a POW-MIA table set up with his UN-Happy Birthday cake outside the studios of FOX TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA located at 3rd and Market Streets.

We will let them and their audience know that Bowe is still Alive and he needs to come Home now.

We as individuals need to keep the name of Bowe Bergdahl in the news media and harass our Congressman and Senators that we want this live Prisoner of War back, Now!

I personally have been told by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey, former Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and our President that Bowe is Alive and bringing him home is a priority. Recently John Brennan, CIA director wore a Bowe Bergdahl POW bracelet during his Senate Intelligence Committee hearings.

Bowe's father has told me that our President did try to negotiate his release around Christmas of 2011. A few ranking members of Congress and handful of Washington insiders quietly shut it down. Politics!

Please pray for the safe return of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl and if you can join us tomorrow between 7 and 9 AM that would be terrific. At 9 AM we will be taking the cake to the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center located at 213 N. 4th Street for the Vets there to enjoy.

Respectfully,

 

Patrick J. Hughes U.S.M.C. ChuLai 67-68
Rolling Thunder Inc. National Photographer
610-529-6440 Cell
www.patrickjhughes.org
YouTube: mag12chulai

God Bless America

From: Debyoneill@aol.com [mailto:Debyoneill@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 1:05 PM

Subject: JUNE 22ND BRING HOME BOWE EVENT IN HIS HOME TOWN OF HAILEY IDAHO

 

PLEASE JOIN US IN A SPECIAL ONE DAY EVENT IN BOWE'S HOME TOWN OF HAILEY IDAHO. WE WANT TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE SUPPORT OUR HOME TOWN POW AND THAT WE WANT HIM HOME.

The Bring Bowe Home event will be held at Hop Porter Park in Hailey on June 22nd, 2012 from 1pm ­ 4pm. The event will feature live  music, food and beverages, fun activities for the children, a silent auction, and a tree dedication ceremony. Four trees, one for each year Bowe has been held to date, will be planted in his honor so that when he comes home he will know his community has never stopped thinking about him. It will also be a place for Jani and Bob, his parents, to go and feel close to their son. We have motorcycle riders coming in from all over the country and many POW/MIA groups from Idaho coming to join in on this event.

We are hoping that you can take the time to attend this event. Please contact me at (208) 450 9687 if you have any further questions or are able to attend Bring Bowe Home.

We would love to have you support us in our effort to Bring Bowe Home.

 

Sincerely

Debbie O'Neill
debyoneill@aol.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOWE BERGDAHL

March 28, Rock Hill NC

http://tribune.com.pk/story/495586/kidnapped-us-citizens-us-seeks-pakistans-help-to-secure-citizens-release/
Kidnapped US citizens: US seeks Pakistan's help to secure citizens' release

US authorities have formally sought the Pakistan government’s aid in negotiating the release of four Americans abducted by elements associated with al Qaeda, the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, The Express Tribune has learnt. The request has been sent in light of the American policy which bars Washington from negotiating with terrorists.

According to sources familiar with the development, the office of the legal attach' at the US embassy in Islamabad has dispatched a memorandum on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to the government of Pakistan, via the Ministry of Interior.

The memorandum requests Islamabad to act as mediator between Washington and the militants responsible for abducting the US nationals in order to secure their freedom, they added......

The four US citizens – namely Bowe Bergdahl, Dr Warren Weinstein, Caitlan Coleman and Naeem Khan – were kidnapped between 2009 and 2012 in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Bergdahl, a soldier in the US army, went missing on June 30, 2009 near the town of Yahya Khel in Afghanistan's Paktika province, right next to the border with Pakistan. In July the same year, the Afghan Taliban released a video showing they had captured Bergdahl. Since then, four more videos have been released. The Taliban have demanded $1 billion and the release of 21 Afghan prisoners and Aafia Siddiqui in exchange for his release......

From: Patrick J. Hughes [mailto:patrick@patrickjhughes.org]
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 9:01 AM
To:
Patrick Hughes
Subject: Captured American Soldier Bowe Bergdahl In Pakistan
 
Good Morning,
 
I have just uploaded a new Bowe Bergdahl video.
Please take a minute from your busy day to watch and then say a prayer for his safe return.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCbwkcPb2o4
 
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, was captured by the Taliban in Paktika Providence, Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. He was moved into the Tribal Region of Pakistan soon after.

Bowe Bergdahl is still alive, he is being held captive and, if he were not considered of value by the Taliban, he would have been executed. The Taliban is asking for the release of 21 Afghan prisoners and Aafia Siddiqui that the United States has custody of in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl. The President or the Secretary-of-State are the only ones that can make the decision and order the appropriate action be taken.

Since we are now out of Iraq and very soon our troops will be leaving Afghanistan we should be writing letters to our Senators and Congressman demanding that action be taken to bring Bowe Bergdahl home now!

Our service men and woman are putting their lives on the line every day for US, we should never leave anyone behind.
 
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2646061.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/john-brennan-pow-bracelet_n_

John Brennan POW Bracelet Makes Appearance At Hearing, Honors Bowe Bergdahl

The Huffington Post | By Posted:

CIA director nominee John Brennan sent a powerful message on Thursday when he wore an accessory that honored prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, an American captive held by the Taliban since 2009.

Bergdahl went missing in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. The Taliban released videos of Bergdahl, demanding $1 billion and the release of 21 Afghan prisoners in exchange for his release, according to the POW Network.

In addition to the bright yellow POW bracelet, Brennan wore a black "9/11 Memorial" bracelet that read "United By Hope" on the reverse side.....

kidnapped-us-citizens-us-seeks-pakistans-help-to-secure-citizens-release.htm

Kidnapped US citizens: US seeks Pakistan’s help to secure citizens’ release

Published: January 18, 2013

 

....The four US citizens – namely Bowe Bergdahl, Dr Warren Weinstein, Caitlan Coleman and Naeem Khan – were kidnapped between 2009 and 2012 in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Bergdahl, a soldier in the US army, went missing on June 30, 2009 near the town of Yahya Khel in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, right next to the border with Pakistan. In July the same year, the Afghan Taliban released a video showing they had captured Bergdahl. Since then, four more videos have been released. The Taliban have demanded $1 billion and the release of 21 Afghan prisoners and Aafia Siddiqui in exchange for his release.....

09/07/2012
 
Haqqani: Terrorist designation may bring "hardships" for US POW ...
CBS News
Special Section: Afghanistan, The Way Forward US labeling Haqqani network a terror group Emails: POW Bowe Bergdahl was "ashamed" of US "Until now we treated ...

08/30/2012

Drone strike complicates search for US POW
WTOP
In the haze after the attack, word came that a member of the powerful Haqqani network had been killed. Badruddin Haqqani, one of 18 alleged victims, ...

08/08/2012

Reuters sources: US sweetens proposal for return of Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl - World News

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/08/13174814-reuters-sources-us-sweetens-proposal-for-return-of-taliban-prisoner-bowe-bergdahl?lite

Last American POW Bowe Bergdahl Key to End of War in Afghanistan
Independent Voter Network
... an American soldier captured by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network in June of 2009. Hastings quoted previously unseen e-mails, sent days before his ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/american-pow-deserted-captured-taliban-emails-family-suggest-article-1.1091954

 

American POW may have deserted before he was captured by Taliban, emails to family suggest

Bowe Bergdahl had talked to other soldiers about walking to Pakistan, according to a report

WASHINGTON — Emails an American soldier reportedly sent to his parents before he was captured by the Taliban three years ago suggest he was disillusioned and considering deserting.

Bowe Bergdahl told his parents he was "ashamed to even be American" and was disgusted with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and with the Army, according to emails quoted in Rolling Stone magazine......

http://www.boiseweekly.com/CityDesk/archives/2012/06/07/explosive-article-on-pow-bergdahl-to-appear-in-rolling-stone

 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

'Explosive' Article on POW Bergdahl to Appear in Rolling Stone

Posted by George Prentice on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM

The family of POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who last week granted interviews to The New York Times and Time, are talking again, this time to Rolling Stone.

The POW's father, Robert Bergdahl, earlier said that he had "reached out to [Taliban] insurgents" and was in "regular email contact" with a man he believed to be a member of the Taliban concerning the 2009 capture of his son in eastern Afghanistan......

http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_20588579/u-s-prisoner-war-is-focus-talks-taliban?source=rss

 

HAILEY, Idaho -- The parents of the only U.S. soldier held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan have broken a yearlong silence about the status of their son, abruptly making public that he is a focus of secret negotiations between the Obama administration and the Taliban over a proposed prisoner swap.

The negotiations, currently stalled, would trade five Taliban prisoners held at the U.S. military prison at GuantĂĄnamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of the Army, who is believed to be held by the militant Haqqani network in the tribal area of Pakistan's northwest frontier, on the Afghan border. Bergdahl was captured in Paktika province in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009......

Danny "Greasy" Belcher, Executive Director
Executive Director, Task Force Omega of KY Inc.
Vietnam Infantry Sgt. 68-69
"D" Troop 7th Sqdn. 1st Air Cav.

I just sent the following to the web link at the bottom. It took a few seconds to submit my information and leave the following comment.

"If Romney wants to be president he needs to address Afghanistan Prisoner Of War (POW) Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban for three
years June 20, 2012. They have stated that they would trade him for some prisoners we have. Romney needs to tell publicly how he would have gotten
POW Bergdahl home if he was president.

If POW Bergdahl becomes a campaign issue, he will be home soon. "

Please go to the link below and leave your comment or cut and paste mine. Pass this on. Mitt Romney needs to be bombarded with emails asking what he
would do if he was president to bring Bowe Bergdahl home alive.

It is now up to YOU do make a very small effort to bring attention of Afghanistan POW Bowe Bergdahl to Mitt Romney's attention. Usually emails are
useless but this is a way we can get attention of POW Bowe Bergdahl to a presidential candidate that is look at issues that he must address. Let us
give him an issue that so far he has overlooked. Please email now to help save a live American POW.

http://www.mittromney.com/contact-us/thank-you

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120528/NATION/205280319/1020/rss09

May 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

Father of POW wins support at cycle rally

Washington— The father of a U.S. soldier who was taken prisoner in Afghanistan thanked the motorcycle riders of Rolling Thunder on Sunday for raising awareness of missing-in-action troops and prisoners of war.

At the annual Rolling Thunder rally on the National Mall, Bob Bergdahl promised his son: "You will come home. We will not leave you behind."...

http://news.yahoo.com/family-pleads-u-prisoner-heart-afghan-peace-push-195845142.html

Family pleads for U.S. prisoner at heart of Afghan peace push

05/09/2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held prisoner by the Taliban since 2009, says it is frustrated that more than a year of covert diplomacy has been unable to free their son and is urging President Barack Obama's administration to push harder for his release.

Bob Bergdahl, speaking out about his son's case after a long silence, said he hopes U.S. negotiators will press ahead with efforts to set in motion a chain of events intended in part to lead to the release of his son, believed to be held in Pakistan since he went missing in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009....

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/11/americas_forgotten_p_o_w_bowe_bergdahl/singleton/

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 9:59 AM 08:21:12 CDT

Americas forgotten POW: Bowe Bergdahl

Captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl 'recaptured by the Taliban after three days on the run following daring escape'

By Leon Watson
 

A U.S. soldier held by the Taliban since 2009 has been recaptured after he went on the run for three days.

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's daring escape failed when a manhunt was launched in Pakistan to find him, Taliban commanders said.

He is now facing his third Christmas in captivity......

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/06/u-s-prisoner-bowe-bergdahl-s-failed-attempt-to-escape-from-taliban.print.html

U.S. Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl’s Failed Attempt to Escape From Taliban

In exclusive interviews, Afghan insurgents reveal how Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, imprisoned by the Taliban in Pakistan since 2009, made a bold bid for freedom—but was quickly recaptured. ......

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September 24, 2011                                      Bits N Pieces                         

 

With ?Friends? Like This Who Need Enemies - The Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai deliberately sabotaged U.S. efforts to negotiate the release of POW Bowe Bergdhal.   On August 29th the Associated Press reported the breakdown of negotiations with the Taliban. The following is excerpted from the AP article by Kathy Gannon and Anne Gearan.

[Begin Excerpt] Direct U.S. talks with the Taliban had evolved to a substantive negotiation before Afghan officials, nervous that the secret and independent talks would undercut President Hamid Karzai, scuttled them…

“Featured prominently in the talks was the whereabouts and eventual release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, who was captured more than two years ago in eastern Afghanistan, according to a senior Western diplomat in the region and a childhood friend of the Taliban negotiator, Tayyab Aga.

The U.S. negotiators asked Aga what could be done to gain Bergdahl's release. The discussion did not get into specifics but Aga discussed the release of Afghan prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Field….

A senior U.S. official acknowledged that the talks imploded because of the leak and that Aga, while alive, had disappeared. The U.S. will continue to pursue talks, the official said. Current and former U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the talks….

 

The talks were deliberately revealed by someone in the presidential palace, where Karzai's office is located, said a Western and an Afghan official. The reason was Karzai's animosity toward the U.S. and fear that any agreement Washington brokered would undermine his authority, they said…. [End Excerpt]

 


Wall Street Journal
July 2, 2011 
Pg. 11

 
America's Forgotten Prisoners Of War
Ahmed Altaie and Bowe Bergdahl are rare U.S. soldiers captured by the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By David Feith

Ahmed Altaie and Bowe Bergdahl--one born 1965 in Baghdad, the other two decades later in Hailey, Idaho--wouldn't seem to have much in common. But this weekend, as Americans take to beaches and barbeques to celebrate our independence, Messrs. Altaie and Bergdahl share a unique, practically unknown bond: They are the only two U.S. soldiers currently held captive as prisoners of war.

Over the past decade, the U.S. has deployed more than two million troops abroad, with hundreds of thousands in war zones at any one time. Yet in a sign of how much warfare has changed since the time of Thucydides, Grant or even Westmoreland, prisoners of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have been few in number and low in profile. Today there is one in each theater, an unusual symmetry that seems to magnify the solitude and difficulty of their plights....


IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 518-11
June 16, 2011

Army Promotes Missing-Captured Soldier

            The Army announced today the promotion of a soldier listed as Missing-Captured while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom to the rank of sergeant effective June 12, 2011.

            Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 25, is assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

            This is Bergdahl's second promotion since he was listed as Missing-Captured on June 30, 2009.  He was promoted to the rank of specialist on June 12, 2010.

            For more information on the soldier, media may contact Col. Timothy Marsano at 208-422-5268.
 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110506/ap_on_re_us/us_afghan_captured_soldier_father_s_appeal

Father of captured soldier seeks Pakistan's help

BOISE, Idaho – The father of the only U.S. soldier held captive in the Afghan war appealed to the Pakistani military for help in freeing his son in a video posted on YouTube on Friday.

The parents of Spc. Bowe Bergdahl ......

05/05/2011
Taliban release video of captured US soldier

WASHINGTON —

A newly released Taliban video shows the only U.S. soldier held captive in the Afghan war being blindfolded and led away by an insurgent. It appears a portion of the same video was released months ago.........

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ivENR7aoeUaYAZ6QomtsKwgldGIg?docId=CNG.e73a3d4ada4c822cbcaee9345abb3385.2b1

05/04/2011

New footage of captured US soldier: SITE

KABUL — New footage of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in June 2009, has appeared in a video on jihadist web forums, the SITE monitoring group said on Wednesday.

The brief shot of Bergdahl shows him clean-shaven, looking lean and anxious, ......

 

VietNow  National  POW/MIA

     Now is the time to contact your senator and congressman in the help to release Bowe Bergdahl.  I fear with the news of Ben Laden that action may be taken against this soldier, our thoughts and prayers go to him and for You to contact our representatives now is even more important.  While talking to your congressman tell them to co-sponsor H. Res. 111 and lets get our POW'S  left behind home also.  Lets keep the pressure to do something on our representatives and senators as they have the power and means to make this happen.

 

John Bates

VietNow National POW/MIA Chair.

 

From: JOHN BATES
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 11:13 AM
Subject: POW Bowe Bergdahl

                                                           VietNow National POW/MIA

      If you received email from Danny (Greasy) Belcher you may have read the efforts to pressure our congressmen and women along with senators to act to get Bowe Bergdahl released.  Greasy in one email mentioned that when contacting your senators offices they don't know what we are talking about when mentioning Bowes  situation or do they know how to spell his name.  I have contacted Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk my senators about Bowe Bergdahl  and Greasy is correct they have no clue what and who I was talking about. I have also written the senators to remind them of my telephone call and to show them I was serious about their help.

     Your help is needed to contact YOUR senators and congressional house member and ask them to support getting Bowe Bergdahl released from the Taliban.  Our government does bargain for release when it comes to spy's and other political figures, but they haven't done the same for POW'S.  This soldier needs the same efforts by the government to secure his release as political members do, in fact his efforts to release him should come first, he did his duty to support and defend this country now it is the governments duty to get him back.  So Please call then write your government representative.

 

John Bates

VietNow National

POW/MIA Chairman

 
 

Danny, I hope you saw my email on Bowe Bergdahl from VietNow to all my contacts, well I have received many replies so far today about all the calls that are going on to the senators who know nothing. One of the VietNow chapter POW chairman's emailed that he would like to make a banner about Bergdahl to have in the Memorial Day parade. Sounds good to me and you can be sure for a fact that my emails plus the others get around to all different veterans groups and together we can make some progress on this matter.


From: Danny "Greasy" Belcher [mailto:tfogreasy@windstream.net]
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 10:14 AM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: Reply to A Message (form letter) from Congressman Ben Chandler
 

Danny "Greasy" Belcher, Executive Director
Executive Director, Task Force Omega of KY Inc.
Vietnam Infantry Sgt. 68-69
"D" Troop 7th Sqdn. 1st Air Cav.

 

If you get a FORM letter like this letter below, from your U.S. representative or senators, scare the pants off them.  Yes, write a letter back to them and staple a copy of their letter to your response.  An example is below.

 

Dear Representative ( their last name),

I have attached a copy of your form letter I received after I asked for you to ask that our government trade Taliban prisoners or do whatever it takes to bring Afghanistan POW Bowe Bergdahl home alive.  Please do not insult me by saying our governments does not negotiate with terrorists.  Our history shows that we do if the person we are negotiating for is valuable enough.  Also, please do not say that our government is doing all they can to secure his release.  This has been said in the past and we got a dead body later on There is very little effort to bring POW Bowe Bergdahl home or he would be back in Hailey, Idaho by now.  The Taliban have him and have said they will trade.

If he was the president's child or someone you loved I know that he would be home.  He is just a soldier.  I and fellow Americans expect that he have as much value placed on his life as anyone else.

Please respond to my first question and move to do all you can do to bring him home.  The Taliban have already said what it will take.  It is time for action and not more promises or empty words.

Will you ask the president and congress to move to bring him home alive?

I look forward to your reply.

 

Sincerely,

(sign your name

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Garth Vinson
To: tfogreasy@windstream.net
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:57 AM
Subject: FW: A Message from Congressman Ben Chandler
 

So I send an email to Chandler about getting POW Bergdahl freed and I get this answer back!!  Did someone NOT read what I had written??/?

--- On Fri, 4/29/11, Congressman Ben Chandler <ky06ima@mail.house.gov> wrote:


From: Congressman Ben Chandler <ky06ima@mail.house.gov>
Subject: A Message from Congressman Ben Chandler
To: garthsgarden@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011, 1:33 PM

April 29, 2011

Dear Mr. Vinson:

Thank you for contacting me about gun rights. My job is to serve the people of Central Kentucky, so hearing your thoughts and concerns is extremely important to me. I appreciate that you took the time to share them.

While I appreciate and understand the differences of opinion on this often emotional issue, I have always been—and will continue to be—a strong supporter of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I will oppose any bill that infringes upon that right, and you may be assured that I will stand up for gun owners' rights during my time in Congress. 

Again, I value your input on Second Amendment rights. Please continue to keep in contact with me, and feel free to use my online office at http://chandler.house.gov  and to sign up for my e-newsletter at http://chandler.house.gov/enews.html to stay up-to-date on issues affecting Central Kentucky in the 112th Congress. 


                                                          Sincerely,
                                                          
                                                          Ben Chandler
                                                          Member of Congress

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_afghanistan

Taliban video shows US soldier held in Afghanistan

12/08/2010


By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Deb Riechmann, Associated Press – 59 mins ago

KABUL, Afghanistan – A new video released by the Taliban shows Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known U.S. serviceman held captive in Afghanistan, with bags under his eyes and what appears to be an abrasion on his left cheek......

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http://www.localnews8.com/news/26072526/detail.html
 

LocalNews8.com

POW-MIA In Pocatello Reacts To New Bowe Bergdahl Video

Bergdahl Has Been Held By The Taliban Since June 30, 2009


By Genevieve Judge, Local News 8 Pocatello Bureau Chief
POSTED: 9:37 pm MST December 8, 2010
UPDATED: 11:20 pm MST December 8, 2010
POCATELLO, Idaho -- The parents of a prisoner of war and soldier from Idaho aren't talking about their son Bowe Bergdahl but they've confirmed the man in a new video released by the Taliban is their son. .....

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1336732/Bowe-Bergdahl-Alive-Video-emerges-US-soldier-held-Taliban-18-months.html
 

Alive! Fresh video emerges of U.S. soldier held by the Taliban for 18 months (but has he been beaten?)

By Rob Cooper
Last updated at 6:53 PM on 8th December 2010
Bowe Bergdahl appears without beard despite captors' claim he has converted to Islam......

Read more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1336732/Bowe-Bergdahl-Alive-Video-emerges-US-soldier-held-Taliban-18-months.html#ixzz17ksj9HE0

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July 31, 2010                                      Bits N Pieces                         

Leaked Documents Provide Details of Bergdahl Capture – On July 28th, the Associated Press reported:

[Begin Article] “Leaked military documents on the war in Afghanistan appear to provide details of the U.S. Army's search for an Idaho soldier captured last year by the Taliban.  Bowe Bergdahl, from Hailey, has been a captive since June 30, 2009.

Documents posted on whistleblower group WikiLeaks' website include intercepted radio transmissions after Bergdahl went missing from his base in southern Afghanistan — as well as details about talks two days later with village elders about a possible prisoner swap.

In the documents, Afghan tribal leaders assured U.S. officials that Bergdahl was alive and unharmed.  Col. Tim Marsano, an Idaho National Guard spokesman, declined to comment on still-classified military documents. Marsano has alerted Bergdahl's family in Idaho about media reports about the leaked documents.” [End Article]


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For The Record
– We oppose the leaking of documents during ongoing military operations that could endanger American service members.   However, we welcome any leaks, or release of documentation involving POW and MIA records over 25 years old.   There is absolutely no reason information 25 years or older should remain classified.

http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-central/stripes-central-1.8040/one-year-later-still-no-answers-on-missing-soldier-1.109309

One year later, still no answers on missing soldier

By Leo Shane III
Published: June 30, 2010
 
This video frame grab from the Taliban propaganda video released Dec. 25, 2009 purportedly shows Spc. Bowe Bergdahl.
Associated Press

ISAF officials today marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Spc. Bowe Bergdahl, declared missing after he didn't show up for a unit roll call last summer. By mid-July commanders knew where he was; a Taliban propaganda video showed the young soldier in their captivity......

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4254274


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/08/bowe-bergdahl-taliban-vid_n_529973.html

Bowe Bergdahl Video Released By Taliban: Captured US Soldier Pleads To Be Returned Home

First Posted: 04- 8-10 09:44 AM   |   Updated: 04- 8-10 11:09 AM  

(AP) WASHINGTON - The Taliban released a video Wednesday of a man identified as an American soldier captured in Afghanistan last June, showing him pleading for his freedom and to be returned home......

 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/bowe-bergdahl-video-clip-_n_793611.html?view=print

Bowe Bergdahl Video: Clip Thought To Show American Held In Afghanistan

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/captured-us-soldier-bring-home/story?id=10314693&nwltr=blotter_featureMore

Captured US Soldier: 'Bring Me Home!'

New Taliban Video Shows Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, Captured Nine Months Ago

Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 21:19:28 -0400
Subject: POW Bowe Bergdahl

Taliban releases video of captured US soldier

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and PAULINE JELINEK (AP)
 

WASHINGTON — The Taliban have released a video of a man identified as an American soldier captured in Afghanistan last June, showing him pleading for his release and return home.

In the video, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl says he wants to go home and says the war in Afghanistan is not worth the number of lives that have been lost or wasted in prison......

Militants threaten to execute U.S. soldier

By Sandra Jontz, Stars and Stripes

European edition, Saturday, February 6, 2010

Militants in Afghanistan have threatened to execute the American soldier they’ve held since June if the United States does not release the Pakistani scientist convicted this week of attempted murder, according to Arab news outlets.

The Afghan Taliban threatened to execute Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl if the U.S. does not release Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman convicted Wednesday by a New York federal jury of two counts of attempted murder against U.S. soldiers in......

KABUL, Dec. 25, 2009

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/25/world/main6020890.shtml

Taliban Video Shows Captive U.S. Soldier

Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, 23, of Idaho, Appears to Be In Good Shape; Calls Afghanistan Next Vietnam for U.S.

    • Frame grab of video released by Taliban shows man identifying himself as Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in June in eastern Afghanistan.  (AP)

(AP)  The Taliban released a video Friday showing a U.S. soldier who was captured more than five months ago in eastern Afghanistan.

Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is the only known American serviceman in captivity. The U.S. airborne infantryman was taken by the Afghan Taliban in Paktika province on June 30.......

Terror Monitor: Tape of Captured US Soldier Due
Terrorism tracking group: Taliban to release new video of US soldier captured in Afghanistan


By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer
KABUL December 16, 2009 (AP)


The Taliban have announced they will release a new video of a U.S. soldier captured in Afghanistan , a U.S.-based terrorism monitoring group said Wednesday.


SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S.-based terrorist tracking organization, said the media arm of the Afghan Taliban made the announcement Wednesday on their Web site. .....

http://www.kmvt.com/news/local/52804857.html

Town Shows Support For Soldier

By Brittany Cooper

Since word got out that private first class Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban - the number of people supporting him and his family grew tremendously.
And today Bowe's family saw that support firsthand in Hailey......

ABC News Blotter Alerts Mon., July 20, 2009
Now on the Blotter
July 20, 2009

Exclusive: Missing U.S. Soldier May Be in Pakistan

Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl Kidnapped by Taliban in Afghanistan


The U.S. soldier kidnapped by Taliban forces in Afghanistan may have been taken across the border to Pakistan, complicating efforts to obtain his release, according to two people involved in U.S. and Afghan military efforts to locate him, and three Afghan soldiers captured with him.

The soldier, Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Idaho, is the first serviceman captured .....

Click here to read the full story.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 526-09

July 19, 2009

DoD Identifies Operation Enduring Freedom Soldier

The Department of Defense announced today the identity of a soldier listed as Missing-Captured on July 3 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl, 23, of Ketchum, Idaho, was declared Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) on July 1 and his status was changed to "Missing-Captured" on July 3.

Pfc. Bergdahl is a member of 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

AP sources: Taliban video shows captive US soldier

 
AP – This video frame grab taken from a Taliban propaganda video released Saturday, July 18, 2009 shows an …

By PAMELA HESS and LOLITA BALDOR, Associated Press Writers Pamela Hess And Lolita Baldor, Associated Press Writers – 43 mins ago

WASHINGTON – The American soldier who went missing June 30 from his base in eastern Afghanistan and was later confirmed to have been captured, appeared on a video posted Saturday to a Web site by the Taliban, two U.S. defense officials said.......
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Associated Press writers Robert H. Reid in Kabul and Christine Simmons in Washington contributed to this report.

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U.S. : American Soldier Captured in Afghanistan

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Debbi Wilgoren

Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, July 2, 2009; 7:22 AM

CAMP LEATHERNECK , Afghanistan, July 2 -- A U.S. soldier missing from his base in eastern Afghanistan since Tuesday is believed to have been captured by Taliban militants, the military said Thursday.

In a statement issued from U.S. military headquarters in Kabul , officials said "we are exhausting all available resources to ascertain his whereabouts and provide for his safe return." .....

Wilgoren reported from Washington  

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Report: Missing U.S. soldier sold to clan

  KABUL , Afghanistan , July 2 (UPI) -- A missing U.S. soldier thought to have been captured in southeastern Afghanistan has been sold to a militant clan, a U.S. military official said Thursday.

The unidentified senior military official told CNN the soldier, whose name was not released, was captured along with three Afghan soldiers and then sold to a militant group led by warlord Siraj Haqqani. ......